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Tinnitus

People suffering from Tinnitus usually describe it as a ringing, buzzing or whistling noise. It is surprisingly common, with around 18% of the population find that they can suffer from it at some stage in their lives. Tinnitus can vary in severity and even though most people have a relatively mild form, it can have a big impact on their quality of life. Tinnitus is a physical condition. In other words, it is not something you imagine. There are a number of possible causes, but it is quite often associated with hearing loss.

Some Possible Causes of Tinnitus

• Excessive noise
• An issue in the Hearing Pathway
• Accumulated wax in the ear
• A Medical Condition
• Otosclerosis (calcification of the bones in the middle ear
• Meniere's disease

Things that could make Tinnitus worse

• Stress and fatigue
• Caffeine, tea, coffee, cola soft drinks, chocolate, alcohol, nicotine and some drugs

Stress can more than double the instance of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is more than doubly prevalent in persons who are under stress or are burnt out than in other people. This is shown by a study from The Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
In the study, the test persons were exposed to stressful situations, for example answering questions while at the same time being interrupted. After the test, blood tests were taken as were new hearing tests. The blood tests tested for levels of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone which is activated in stressful situations and animal tests have shown that cortisol affects hearing.
“We found that Tinnitus is 2.5 times more prevalent in people who are under long-term stress,” says Professor Barbera Canlon, who was one of the people leading the research.

Perceiving sound poorly

There was also a clear tendency showing that sound recognition and the ability to perceive spoken numbers in noise was worse in the group of stressed subjects than in other people, says Barbera Canlon. According to Barbera Canlon, this is the first time that it can be proven that long-term stress has an effect on hearing.
“It is important to consider long-term stress and the risk of burnout when treating Tinnitus and over-sensitivity to sound,” says Barbera Canlon.
The researchers surmise, that Tinnitus and stress react together in that stress can lead to Tinnitus and Tinnitus can lead to stress.

Tinnitus Myths!

THERE IS NO TREATMENT FOR TINNITUS! — FALSE!

While there are no medications for Tinnitus, there are other treatments that can effectively alleviate it. Hearing Aids are one of the options which can be used to provide acoustic stimulation to the nerve pathways in the ear so that, over time, the Tinnitus may become less bothersome even when hearing aids aren't worn. To find out more about how hearing aids can treat Tinnitus FREEPHONE 0800 587 7267

TINNITUS CAUSES DEAFNESS! — FALSE!

Some people who have Tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss, but Tinnitus doesn't cause hearing loss. If you have Tinnitus, it's a good idea to have your hearing tested. Call 0800 587 7267 to book a FREE hearing test.

TINNITUS IS A SYMPTOM OF A SERIOUS ILLNESS! — FALSE!

Even though Tinnitus is occasionally triggered by an illness, it is rarely a symptom of a serious problem. Please talk to your GP if you have any concerns. Your GP may refer you to an Audiologist, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for further investigation.
While there are no medications for Tinnitus, there are other treatments that can effectively alleviate it. Hearing Aids are one of the options which can be used to provide acoustic stimulation to the nerve pathways in the ear so that, over time, the Tinnitus may become less bothersome even when hearing aids aren't worn. To find out more about how hearing aids can treat Tinnitus FREEPHONE 0800 587 7267 Some people who have Tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss, but Tinnitus doesn't cause hearing loss. If you have Tinnitus, it's a good idea to have your hearing tested. Call 0800 587 7267 to book a FREE hearing test.

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